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Port Canaveral Cruise Fundraiser
11am Boarding begins / Cash Bar Open
11:30 am Boat departs dock, Lunch Buffet Open
12:30pm Presentation by Guest Speaker, Leslie Kemp Poole
1pm - 2pm Book signing /raffle
2:30ish pm Boat returns to dock
3pm All ashore!
Black Eye Peas
A cash bar will be open.
Where are we going?
The plan is to travel through Port Canaveral, the barge canal and go through Canaveral Locks to the Banana River where we will turn around and return the same route. Watch dolphin navigate the locks! We should see lots of wildlife.
During our trip, learn about women in Florida and the Fight for the Environment with Author and Historian Leslie Kemp Poole.
After touring the Port - why not join us for a timely topic to discuss plans and activities happening at the port - May Timely Topic - Port Canaveral: Vision, Impact, News - 5/11/2019
A 10% discount promo code for the May Timely Topic on the Port will be sent with your registration confirmation for this Port Boat Tour Fundraiser. The promo code must be entered when you register for the timely topic in order to receive the discount.
Guest Speaker BIOGRAPHY
Leslie Kemp Poole is an award-winning writer and historian. A fourth-generation Floridian, Poole has long been interested in the role of women in the state’s environmental movement and how they were saving the state’s important natural resources even before they were able to vote.
Poole is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She received her PhD in History from the University of Florida in 2012. Her articles have been published in a number of academic journals and she regularly presents papers about her research at history conferences. In 2008 she appeared in the PBS documentary In Marjorie's Wake which retraced a 1933 trip on the St. Johns River taken by noted author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Poole also has worked as a freelance author for a number of magazines and publications.
Prior to working in academia, Poole was a reporter for several newspapers, including the Orlando Sentinel, where she helped pen a series of articles about Florida's lack of growth management that won awards and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
She lives in Winter Park, Florida, where she and her husband raised two sons and now frequently walk their dog.
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM
is required before April 24, 2019
This is a fundraiser event for LWVSC general fund which is not tax deductible. No refunds for cancellation. We will travel in very protected waters and the boat has indoors space for inclement weather (we picked April which is typically a nice weather month!)